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Monday, September 08, 2008

Post Number 300!!! A list meme I've never done

Laume put this meme on her blog today. I've seen it around quite a few times, but today, for my 300th post here, I've decided to just do this. Would you like to join in? Let me know if you have!
(my comments are in italics)

Here we present a list. Highlight those tasks that you have accomplished in your life. And then add a new task to the list of something memorable that you've done that isn't on the list yet.

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain – (Irish mountains aren't that big!)
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said “I love you” and meant it
09. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby’s nappy
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten tipsy on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse of both the sun and moon
34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states (3 down... 47 to go!)
41. Taken care of someone who was drunk (the downside of not drinking alcohol!)
42. Had/Have amazing friends
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched whales
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland (since I live in Ireland, I guess that counts)
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke (once... La Bamba... excruciating!!!)
59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Played touch football
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class (Tai-chi counts, right?)
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced (well... almost there)
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest (I was SOME saloon-girl, I can tell you!)
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted a river
82. Been on television news programs as an “expert”
83. Gotten flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Kissed on the first date
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone (I figure a riot-zone counts)
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Performed in a Rocky Horror Picture Show
96. Raised children (singular, but that single one took raising too!)
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
98. Passed out cold
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Touched a stingray
110. Broken someone’s heart
111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a TV game show
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a facial part pierced other than your ears
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had major surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept 30 hours in a 48 hour time frame
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states (easy, when you don't live in the U.S..... England, Scotland, Wales, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Israel)
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school (B.Sc. (Hons) Psychology, age 48... Yay, me!!!)
131. Parasailed
132. touched a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read “The Iliad”
135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146. Dyed your hair
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head
149. Caused a car accident
150. Saved someone’s life
151. Organized a HUGE event!
152. Seen something you can't explain with science.

And my addition...
153. Had a book published.

Seems there's still a lot to be added to my Bucket List... although there are many things on there I have no interest in accomplishing!

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At 8/9/08 3:51 pm, Blogger anno said...

Interesting list;makes me aware of both the ways I constrain my life and the possibilities I could explore to enlarge it. Like you, there are some options on this list I would rather leave undone.

If I do this one, I'll let you know! Thanks!

At 8/9/08 5:22 pm, Blogger Judy Merrill-Smith said...

Fun list -- I may just do this one! Hope you are doing well -- and oh, happy 300th post!

At 9/9/08 2:22 am, Blogger Diane said...

happy three hundred! and what a lot of activities!

At 9/9/08 6:49 am, Blogger Wenda said...

Congratulations on the 300th! Enjoyed reading your list. Added one of my own.

At 9/9/08 8:05 am, Blogger Caroline said...

Wow what a great list and oh I so want to do some of those things!

And congratulations on your 300th post!

I've just done my 400th, maybe I'll do this list as my 401st...

At 9/9/08 9:15 am, Blogger Caroline said...

Thanks I've done it now - and having gone through it in detail there are quite a few things I hope I never do! But one never can tell...

I don't know if you've been over to my blog recently but we are seriously considering getting a dog and looking for recommendations... any suggestions or info welcome!

At 9/9/08 4:47 pm, Anonymous doctordoug said...

Stopped over from Fridays taggie,..
posted mine on my blog,.. thanks for the fun.

At 9/9/08 10:25 pm, Anonymous tinker said...

You've done quite a lot! But I agree, there are some on there that I would really consider worth doing either, though I wish I could say I've visited more places in the world, particularly in Europe.
Happy 300th post, Imelda!

At 12/9/08 1:46 am, Blogger Laurie said...

A book? What book?

At 12/9/08 1:58 am, Blogger Karen said...

Congratulations on your 300th entry!!

I liked the meme so much I decided to participate, too--I've already posted it on my blog.

By the way--I've always dreamed of moving to a new city (actually, to a new country) for a fresh start--and maybe sometime I'll have the courage, too.

At 12/9/08 4:40 am, Blogger Amber said...

"130. Gone back to school (B.Sc. (Hons) Psychology, age 48... Yay, me!!!)"---

I love this one! I feel so down on myself sometimes that I have not gone back for my Masters yet...I thought it would be done by now. I wonder if it is too late. But LOOK at you. That means something to me, to know that.

I have done a lot of these other things!


At 12/9/08 8:45 pm, Blogger Sharon said...

What a marvelous list! I may borrow that...

At 17/9/08 7:42 pm, Blogger Laume said...

I second that - What book?!

I assume some of the things you haven't done are because the list is ever so slightly American-centric. But you did get to "cheat" with things like "visit Ireland" - LOL.

But honestly, you've never made cookies from scratch!?!

At 23/9/08 2:36 am, Blogger Inland Empire Girl said...

Very interesting list. I think I will also do it on my blog later tonight.

At 23/9/08 11:39 am, Blogger nonizamboni said...

What fun! And I enjoyed picking out what you had done. Happy 300th!

At 24/9/08 4:04 pm, Blogger Fran aka Redondowriter said...

I've missed visiting you. Life just kind of caught up with me. This is an interesting meme. I'll check it out. By the way, it's morning and guess what I'm doing? Dripping wet from shower drinking a cup of coffee.


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